You’ve seen this phrase a lot around this website. But what is it? What the heck is a virtual support specialist?
The term virtual support, very simply, takes the place of virtual assistant. There was something about the way “assistant” sounded that just didn’t fit the bill for me. Virtual support specialists do a lot more than assist entrepreneurs. They help support their business, bolstering weak areas and providing valuable insight into things that most entrepreneurs just don’t have the time to learn in its entirety.
What do they do?
This is a tough question. Virtual support specialists have a range of skills and specialties. Some of the more popular are:
- Social Media Manager / Strategist
- Web Designer
- Web Developer
- Graphic Designer
- Marketing Strategist
- Customer Service
- Administrative Services
The list could go on and on. Chances are that if you are finding a task that you need some extra help on, there is a virtual support specialist out there with those qualifications. You just have to poke around and see if you can find the right fit for your business needs.
If you are unsure on what you can delegate to a virtual support specialist, check out this list of 55 tasks gathered especially for you!
But what do they DO?
Virtual support specialists are team members that add value to your business and help you complete tasks that have been sitting on your to-do list FOR-EVER. You can hire a virtual support specialist to schedule all of your social media posts, help you create a marketing strategy, design a high converting sales page, even answer customer service calls. The sky's the limit on what a virtual support specialist can do. The best part is, you pay a set rate or by the hour. You know what that means, reduced overhead.
Virtual support specialists add value to your business with their expertise. As a business owner, it is impossible for you to know everything. There aren’t enough hours in the day for you to stay in your zone of genius and maintain an effective marketing strategy. Delegating to a virtual support specialist can help you elevate your business and grow beyond what you are capable of as a solopreneur.
If you want to add someone to your team, then reach out to me here. All of the people in the Jana Works community are personally vetted by me to ensure that they are dedicated individuals with legitimate skills.